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Utility commences Thames tunnel work

One of the world’s largest gas and electricity utilities, National Grid, has started work on its biggest civil engineering project; a 330 m long tunnel under the River Thames.

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National Grid starts consultations on US$3.5 b project

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The UK’s National Grid has started consultations on its £2.8 billion (US$3.5 billion) project to connect the Moorside nuclear power plant to the network, and protect the Lake District National Park.

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Aqualiner lodges patent application for lining product

Aqualiner has applied for a patent for technology it has developed to improve its equipment in water pipes, and also has potential use in pipe renewal, gas distribution and rising sewer mains.

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Skanska wins £40 m River Humber Gas Pipeline contract

National Grid has awarded Skanska with a £40 million design build contract for a tunnel underneath the Humber River on the east coast of Northern England.

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National Grid uses sliplining to replace essential gas mains

The international electricity and gas company has been using Trenchless Technology to repair and replace vital gas mains in London.

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Wales & West Utilities makes trenchless training a top priority

Steve Vick International is working with Wales & West Utilities to train 22 apprentices in a number of no-dig technologies and techniques for gas main management.

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HDD contract awarded for Baltic Gas Project

Australian company Subsea Engineering Associates has won a major design and construction contract for the Baltic Gas Project.

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Crew members celebrate first Norwegian TBM breakthrough in two decades

The Rossaga Hydroelectic Project recently reached a significant milestone with a tunnel boring machine breakthrough in Rossaga, Norway’s first breakthrough in more than twenty years.

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TERRATEC MTBMs head to Thailand

Tunnel boring machine manufacturer TERRATEC has recently completed factory acceptance tests on two microtunnelling machines that will be used in the MRTA Green Line (North) Project in Thailand.

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Michels has set a new record for length of pipe installed with a 42 inch diameter.

North American HDD record broken

A new record has been set for length of pipe installed with a 42 inch diameter.

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CEO Tim Cornelius. Image courtesy of Atlantis Resources.

CEO of Atlantis Resources shortlisted in Tidal Energy Awards

Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis Resources, is among three individuals on the shortlisted for the Most Influential Person award presented by the International Tidal Energy Summit.

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Hatch Mott MacDonald splits joint venture

Hatch and Mott MacDonald have announced that the Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture will be split into two distinct businesses by early 2016.

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Direct Pipe installation record broken in US

Laney Directional Drilling has successfully completed the installation of a 3,505 ft, 48″ pipeline underneath the Sabine-Neches Waterway – a new record in the US Direct Pipe installation.

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The water tower at the start and during the inversion.

Project of the year: rehabilitation

Bulgaria-based rehabilitation contractor Stroitelna Mehaniztsia took home the ISTT’s rehabilitation project of the year award for a large diameter pipe rehabilitation in Kazakhstan.

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Project of the year: new installation

Trenchless International looks at the ISTT’s 2015 award winner for a new installation project, which recognises a record-breaking HDD installation in Turkey.

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HDD has been proposed to protect the Cow Knob salamanders. Image courtesey of the Virginia Herpetological Society.

HDD proposed on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Energy transporter Dominion is proposing to run the natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline underground to reduce impacts to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and to protect the Cow Knob salamander.

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Oil spill response workers collect oil on the Yellowstone River near the site of a release from the Poplar Pipeline. Image courtesey of polarresponse.com.

MAPPS comments on pipeline safety

MAPPS, an Association of Photogrammetry, Mapping and Geospation Fims, has called for enhanced mapping and location data for the United States pipelines through a statement submitted to the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee.

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Trenchless used in California Drought Relief

Intake Works LLC and The HDD Company Inc are planning to use Trenchless Technology to tackle the California drought.

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Direct Pipe installation record broken in US

Laney Directional Drilling has successfully completed the installation of a 3,505 ft, 48″ pipeline underneath the Sabine-Neches Waterway – a new record in the US Direct Pipe installation.

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A Vermeer drilling rig at an oil and gas plant.

Talking HDD upstream

Charles Stockton discusses quality control, risk management and the rise of horizontal directional drilling in Australia’s oil and gas industry.

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Scott Cummins will assume the role of CEO from October 2015.

New McConnell Dowell CEO named

Scott Cummins has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of McConnell Dowell Corporation.

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HDD wraps on world’s largest tidal energy project

The horizontal directional drilling component of Scotland’s record-breaking MeyGen tidal renewable energy project has been completed.

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The complete guide to drill bits and tooling e-guide provides an overview of extending the life of your HDD drill bits

Drill tooling made easy

Become a champion of the bit by downloading Trenchless Australasia’s complimentary e-guide on drill bits and tooling, available now.

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Trenchless Asia comes to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital will host Asia’s premier Trenchless Technology conference and exhibition for the first time in 2016.

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NGN combined a form of vacuum excavation technology with a live gas leak detection system from JD7.

Combined trenchless techniques win innovation award

The inventive merging of leak detection technologies with a vacuum excavation technique has seen English gas utility Northern Gas Networks take home a top honour for innovation.

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